November 2, 2020
Generation Miami in partnership with Miami Dade College is now accepting applications for fully-online FREE IT programs for individuals 18 and older. These programs, IT Help Desk Technician and Jr. Cloud Practitioner, are completely free for participants seeking to gain technical skills, access to lifelong learning, and those who are unemployed or underemployed, from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. After the program, graduates have the opportunity to explore different learning outcomes like apprenticeships, internships, continuing education, or full-time employment.
The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has left more than 30 million people unemployed in the U.S. alone, a rate unseen since the Great Depression. A recent study by the University of Chicago estimates that 42% of these layoffs will become permanent and the impact, both in terms of health outcomes and economic damage, has been felt more acutely by communities of color. Generation’s delivery model is built for scale and to help address the skills gap that exists in the U.S.
Generation USA serves a population of individuals for whom the existing education-to-employment system has not worked. They may face a myriad of life challenges, including transportation, parenting and family challenges, and food and housing insecurity. To allow Generation students to manage their lives during training and focus on learning, we provide a variety of resources and direct support.
I’m writing today to ask for your support and partnership.
There are two ways to give back:
- Amplify Our Message
Click here to find links to our social media channels, a sample post, and more information about how to share.
- Refer Students
There are two ways to refer a student.
- Share our flyer (attached) to send to organizations and students who may be interested and qualify for our program.
- If you’d like to directly refer a student, click here.
Our first cohorts begin in November!
Thank you for your continued support and partnership with Generation USA. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me for more information.